Golf Course Management

JUN 2013

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TIFEAGLE SOARS AT IBIS GOLF & C.C. "After two really dry, cold winters we started seeing some mutations in our existing bermudagrass greens. When it started to affect ball roll, we knew we had to do something. We tossed around MiniVerde and TifEagle and ultimately decided on TifEagle since it's such a genetically stable variety." Matt Masemore-Director of Golf Course Maintenance Ibis Golf & Country Club West Palm Beach, FL You'll find TifEagle Bermudagrass on two of the three premier golf courses at the exclusive Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach FL. The Legend Course, a signature Jack Nicklaus design, and the Heritage Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus II, were both converted to TifEagle in 2012. The Tradition Course, a Steve Nicklaus design, is scheduled for its TifEagle renovation this summer. Matt Masemore, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, is responsible for the management and upkeep of these three award-winning courses, and Matt was instrumental in the decision to go with TifEagle. "We were having some mutation and off-type issues with our existing ultradwarf greens, and the newest was only 6 years old. It was beginning to affect ball roll on all three courses, so we knew playability would soon be a big problem. We looked at a lot of different properties, some with MiniVerde and some with TifEagle, but ultimately decided on the TifEagle. It's a genetically stable variety that's proven itself going on 20 years now, and we felt it was the best choice for us. We also needed a grass that could recover quickly after handling a lot of traffic. So far our members love it. My maintenance staff does too, even though we're using a little more Primo and doing slightly more fertility." Take a tip from Matt Masemore. Whether you're renovating your existing greens or planning a brand new facility, insist on the best. Specify certified TifEagle Bermudagrass by name. You can sod it, sprig it or even no-till it under the right conditions. For more info and a list of TifEagle growers, ® visit us at www.tifeagle.com. TEAM UGA Or call 706 552-4525. www.tifeagle.com

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